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Mark Piesing

Mark Piesing is a freelance journalist and historian based in Oxford, England. He is the author of N-4 DOWN: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italiapublished by Custom House Books. His work has also appeared regularly in BBC Future, The Guardian, The Independent, Wired, and The Economist, among other places.

Articles by this Author

In 1928, an attempt to land the first men on the North Pole ended in tragedy when the airship Italia crashed, sparking the largest polar-rescue mission in history.